brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Copper pour with a white head. Mostly just bready malt. Some toast and nutmeg on the nose. Maybe a bit of cinnamon. Kind of tart and metallic. Flavor has bitter copper and some sour citrus peels. Old spices. Sweet bready malt base of toast and biscuit. Meh.
jtclockwork (10431) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of nutmeg, mint leaves, all spice, cinnamon, toasted malts and light grassy hop. Medium body. All of the spices are quite light. The mint stands out for me.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home via trade with pineypower. Thanks so much! Pours a dark rust orange appearance with a foamy, cream colored head. Very spicy, pear/apple, chewy, toasty malty aroma. A bit thin. Cinnamon, apple, toasted malty, light caramel, a bit smoky, light citrusy flavor. Not my favorite but a cool beer.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some spice, drinkable enough. Above average carbonation. A tad above average mouthfeel. Medium yellow body.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma of winter spices and a bit of malt. Sweetish malty flavor with mild spiciness. Medium-bodied.
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Clear amber color. Thin of-white ring of head. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light rough texture. Caramel malt. Bigger spice taste. Moderate sweet, moderate spicy. Tastes OK. Meh. I feel like even if this was fresh it still wouldn’t be my speed.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the first day of winter. Pours a clear copper with a medium to large sized white head. Malt and a touch of spice on the nose. Medium bodied, a bit of sweetness, malt, a touch of spice. Warming into the finish, smooth and malty. Very easy drinking.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Kuwait Airways. Coppery brown with a fine slender cap. Heavily sesame-accented aroma with cooked brown sugar and dank English woods. Dull dirty English/German keller flavour exactly like a guzzled prematch pint of Cottage in The Crown. Mainly sesame, hazelnut, finely sieved cocoa and decaying leaf matter. Another minor stinker from The Captain, certainly not one worth dragging across the water. Even with 92kg to play with.
KyotoLefty (7263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BOTW. Caramel malt nose, like an Alt somewhat, chocolate, herbal spicing, orange, mint maybe. solid malt, not so sweet, spicy. Chocolate and caramel, herbs, cinnamon, nutmeg maybe. bitter, slightly astringent finish. Clean enough, but the spices are a bit much. Well, that’s what it aims for. Not my cup of tea, but not bad.
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Blue Monk, light amber pour. malty , medium bodied beer. pretty simple winter ale. slight spice, caramel maltiness, little else. nothing special. drinkable winter ale